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Nigeriana lineguage

October 12, 2009

The nature of technology is such that it is not the preserve of any race or time. It advances through the acquisition of new knowledge, from discoveries. Advancement in technology usually contains  a lot of elements of the older one. With a good understanding, control and production of any technology, [poor] countries can skip a number of new technologies they failed to acquire during their foundation period and join the developed world in the creating of the next technology.

From Demas Nwoko, one of the Zaria “rebels” along with Uche Okeke and Bruce Onbrakpeya, who propagated African art culture and a philosophy of self-reliance through technological and cultural synthesis.  That synthesis is happening online. Two sites caught my attention Lineguage and Pax Nigeriana are amazing works by young Nigerians using technology to tell stories. Enjoy!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2010 11:52 pm

    Thanks for dedicating this article to the Lineguage team and the Nigeriana group.
    This is motivating and it is also a honor to have an article in this blog talking about the dawn of the digital movement in Nigerian art. We do hope that someday in the future we would be considered as the pioneers, as we are yet to see the best of it.

  2. February 5, 2010 8:18 am

    I guess what they say is true after all, ~quality cannot be hidden~,

    these are nigerians who defy the odds (plenty)

    kudos for digging them out.

  3. Udegbunam tbj permalink
    October 16, 2010 7:39 am

    Big thanks to you and your team for discovering this.

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